Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42431 | Apr 2014

Falling to pieces: Import competition and wholesale bypass leave revenue in tatters

The Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

To say that the Piece Goods, Notions and Other Apparel Wholesaling industry has declined over the five years to 2013 would be an understatement. Rising import penetration has displaced the downstream demand for buttons, zippers and yard fabric from domestic distributors to international manufacturers. Additionally, wholesale bypass, which is the trend of downstream buyers sourcing directly from manufacturers to cut expenses, has constrained wholesalers' function in the domestic supply chain and eliminated many operators. Although the recovering economy will help the industry somewhat, these adverse trends are anticipated to continue in the coming years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

In the United States, piece goods, notions and other apparel wholesalers are primarily concentrated in the Mid-Atlantic (31.4% of industry establishments) and the West (30.5%) regions. Within these respective regions, New York and California hold the largest share of industry establishments. The two coasts are prime locations due to their proximity to key domestic and international markets. Although trade data is recorded at the manufacturing level, wholesalers often provide the supply chain link that engages with international buyers. California and New York are home to some of the United States' largest seaports, a factor that makes them ideal locations for piece goods wholesalers.

Downstream apparel manufacturers are also located in these two areas... purchase to read more


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What is the Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling Industry?

Firms in this industry wholesale various piece goods, fabrics, yarns, thread and other notions and hair accessories. Products sold in this industry include apparel trimmings, belts and buckles, textile fabrics, textile labels, millinery supplies, sewing needles, remnants, ribbons, sewing accessories and zippers. Establishments that buy fabric goods in the gray (i.e. unbleached and untreated), have them finished on a contract basis and sell at wholesale are classified in other industries.

Industry Products
Cotton fabricSynthetic fabricPiece goods and miscellaneous fabricNotionsOther items
Industry Activities
Apparel wholesalingBelt and buckle assembly kit wholesalingBinding and embroidery wholesalingFabrics and textile wholesalingHair accessories, millinery supplies and sewing needle wholesalingRemnants and ribbon wholesalingHair accessories wholesaling

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